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|Story||Korora 19 review – Bruce||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 4:27pm|
|Story||today's few leftovers:||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 5:41am|
|Story||Ubuntu forums hacked; 1.82M logins, email addresses stolen||srlinuxx||21/07/2013 - 5:36am|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 11:30pm|
|Story||A Museum Item: the Asus Eee PC 901||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 9:28pm|
|Story||Linux office suite competition||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 9:27pm|
|Story||KMyMoney vs. GnuCash: Battle of Money Management||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 9:25pm|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||20/07/2013 - 6:46pm|
|Story||Pythonic Parsing Programs||srlinuxx||19/07/2013 - 11:18pm|
|Story||Even Linus Torvalds Needs to be Civil||srlinuxx||19/07/2013 - 11:16pm|
iTWire: An interesting point that has been highlighted as a result of one American reviewer, Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, having obtained an Ubuntu-loaded Dell laptop for a review, is the fact that Dell appears to be plastering a vanilla Ubuntu installation on these machines and then selling them.
matt asay: Jason Maynard at Credit Suisse is downgrading Red Hat's stock from "outperform" to "neutral." Interestingly, his downgrade isn't based on Red Hat's financial performance for this quarter, but rather stems from alleged turmoil in Red Hat's personnel.
freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux comes with many commands and you use them every time you open a console and interact with it through the shell. The built-in command I want to look at is alias. It is a perfect example of a command that is simple yet useful and its use is restricted only by your knowledge.
computerweekly: The European Court's ruling against Microsoft could give IT departments greater choice in the tools they use to manage Windows.
c|net: Consumer-electronics maker Monsoon Multimedia said on Monday that it intends to comply with the terms of the General Public License version 2--used in Linux and countless other open-source programs--in an effort to settle a lawsuit filed last week.
- Editorial: Security and bug fix infrastructures in distributions
- News: GNOME 2.20, Mandriva 2008 editions, Fedora's new Nodoka theme, Project Indiana
- Released last week: KateOS 3.6, Foresight Linux 1.4, dyne:bolic 2.5
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008, Ubuntu 7.10 Beta
- Site news: From FreeBSD to Debian GNU/Linux
- New additions: Protech
- New distributions: 7linux, Greenie Linux
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Raiden's Realm: At the time when GNU/Linux was in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and silently crept into our home computers. They launched consecutive series of successful Windows Operating Systems, sidelining other operating systems available at that time, and took over all market share.
Paul Murphy: Last week information Week editor Alexander Wolfe asked readers to respond to his “7 Reasons Why Linux Won’t Succeed On The Desktop”. Well..if he’s trolling for readers, my thought is that getting a third regular reader wouldn’t hurt the discussions here either, so… %setenv FANBOY_MODE ON
typos: It is really important that your system have the least and absolutely necessary services running, especially if it’s a public server. Okay, one might be thinking that they've got their firewalls up and running, blocking all the unnecessary ports and why should you bother? What if someone exploits a flaw in your webserver and find an even worse flaw in your blocked process to gain root access? You do let all packets to and fro loopback interface don’t you?
thegreenisred.co.uk: Ulteo, a relative newcomer to the ever evolving Linux world, is currently sitting at a not too impressive 95 on Distrowatch. After recent announcements by Gaël Duval on the Ulteo blog, I suspect that position is about to change dramatically. Whether Ulteo will climb to the dizzy heights of distributions like PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu, or even surpass Gaël’s previous project, Mandriva, remains to be seen.
dvd-guides.com: Foresight Linux is a relatively new distribution based on rPath Linux and featuring the latest Gnome and freedesktop.org desktop. This review of Foresight's latest version, 1.4, will attempt to show the strengths of this distro and why not, give you a reason to try it next time you go distro hopping!
ruminations: Trying to install Vidalia via the ports collection didn’t work out. There were dependency issues with Qt-xx-4.3.1 packages while Qt-xx-4.3.0 were installed. That brought back some bad memories about the ‘old days’ under Linux. I still can’t figure out why a third digit update should brake other packages.
techrepublic.com: Trying to find a cost-effective, reliable way to publish calendars using the Linux platform? Jack Wallen shows you how to do it using Firefox, an Apache module, and the Firefox Lightning plug-in.
This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users.
gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.0-rc3 fixes most of the bugs that were reported for the earlier release candidates. Some highlights include using the new format for storing recently used files, added conversion options to the color profile conversion plug-in, and improved handling of the JPEG settings.
OSWeekly: Certainly another reason to consider when buying your Ubuntu PCs from System76 over Dell, it seems to me. Having dealt with Dell 'support' in the past, it's clear. It is the over-sized anchor on an already sinking ship.
Also: Linux vs. Mac: Should I Get a Mac?
richardfcrawley.wordpress: Much has been written about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” action and time management system (GTD). Many websites have come into existence to help people organize their lives, projects, and time around GTD methodology. This installment of Lesser Known Applications for Linux provides approaches to getting things done.
kernelTRAP: "It took me quite a while to realize the real root cause of the VAIO - and probably many other machines - suspend/resume regressions, which were unearthed by the dyntick / clockevents patches," Thomas Gleixner explained regarding two patches for fixing suspend issues that Andrew Morton experienced with his VAIO laptop.
Also: Read-only Bind Mounts
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A security fix developed for KDM, covering KDE 3.3.0 to 3.5.7. A KioBrowser data engine, HDD monitor applet, and general layout work in Plasma. More refinements in Parley (formerly KVocTrain).
useopensource.blogspot: I was on the Novell campus a few weeks ago attending the Utah Open Source Conference. One of the days I went to the Novell cafeteria for lunch. While I was filling my plate with food, a young man next to me asked, "So do you work here?". I replied with "No, I'm here attending the open source conference." A few seconds later I was hit with a question that I was not prepared to answer.
Also: The Big List of Open Source Applications